No Time Left For Yourself Because Comebacks That You’ve Made

On the March 23, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we told two absolutely true stories about Dolly Parton, one patently false one about kd lang, and we learned what horn sections are really for. There were songs about colours, songs with exceedingly noodly guitars and songs that were all too reminiscent of This Mortal Coil. All in two hours. Imagine if your life was as to the point.

k.d. lang & the Reclines  –  Bopalena

Theo Bleckmann  –  Cloudbusting

Those Who Walk Away  –  Second Degraded Hymn

Spoon  –  Tear It Down

Jom Comyn  –  Why Do You Love Me

Otis Redding  –  A Waste of Time

Half Waif  –  Magic Trick

Cham  –  Keep It Together

the Celibate Rifles  –  Back in the Red

Ty Segall  –  Orange Color Queen

Philip Lewin  –  Unusual Day

Saltland  –  Under My Skin

Tupelo Chain Sex  –  America Today

Dolly Parton  –  Cowgirl and the Dandy

Belle & Sebastian  –  Stars of Track and Field

Lindi Ortega  –  Waiting Around to Die

B.A. Johnston  –  Alley Beers

Negative Approach  –  Tied Down

Bash & Pop  –  Bad News

Temples  –  Certainty

Ibibio Sound Machine  –  Quiet

Ex-Deo  –  The Roman

But I Still Have One Comeback I’ve Yet To Show

The March 16, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special was probably your luckiest one yet. Not that you’re so freakin’ lucky to begin with.

the Feelies  –  Stay the Course

Golden Years  –  Get Lost

Gun Control  –  City of No

Johnny Paycheck  –  I Can’t Hold Myself in Line

Bash & Pop  –  Anytime Soon

Smokey & the Feelings  –  Woman

Dim = Sum  –  Fisherman’s Daughter

Le Trouble  –  How Was I To Know

Gary Debussy  –  I

Napalmpom  –  Get Love

Shhh  –  Bed

Flin Flon  –  St. Patricks

Minotaurs  –  Blind Luck

the Constantines  –  Blind Luck

the Twilight Singers  –  Get Lucky

Ken Nordine  –  Green

Los Campesinos  –  A Slow, Slow Death

Mi’Ens  –  Dewey Decibel System

 

With Come And Back To Shred Your Face

The March 9, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special was dedicated, in the most general sense, to persons, places and things that are, in the most general sense, English, but also to the overwhelming greatness of Doug Hoyer, and also to songs that are short and to the point, and also to songs that meander aimlessly for minutes, hours, or even days.

the Waterboys  –  By My Enemy

Doug Hoyer  –  Ode to Shows

Homeshake  –  Every Single Thing

the Jam  –  Beat Surrender

the Ronettes  –  Is This What I Get For Loving You?

Ty Segall  –  Break a Guitar

Scarves  –  Trash Bags

Rose Cousins  –  White Flag

Leif Vollenbekk  –  Road to Venus

the James Hunter Six  –  This is Where We Came In

Novella  –  Elements

Lou Reed  –  Strawman

All Hands On Jane  –  Kitty City

Janitor Joe  –  Early Retirement

Dwight Yoakam  –  It Won’t Hurt

Red Fang  –  Prehistoric Dog

Bash & Pop  –  On the Rocks

Karen Potje  –  I Wrote It Down

Nothingness  –  Strathcona Park

Pick A Piper  –  Night Owl

Sarah Beatty  –  Temporary Lover

Nik Turner  –  Space Fusion Odyssey

 

 

 

I’ll Bet Somewhere’s A Lady Shopping For Comebacks

On the March 3, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we tried out some new catchphrases and celebrated Mark E. Smith in the half-assed way we’ve built a reputation on, we coveted like old-timey sinners and we brought ourselves to admit to a small – not to mention inconsequential – error we made once.

Simply Saucer  –  Dance the Mutation

John Zorn  –  Giu La Testa (Duck You Sucker!)

Priests  –  JJ

Hella  –  BC But Not Before Christ

Victor Banana  –  Value Ape

Zebra Pulse  –  My Reflection in Your Footprint

Ike & Tina Turner  –  Don’t Believe Nothing

Bash & Pop  –  Jesus Loves You

Richard Laviolette  –  Yesterday’s Gospel

Old 97’s  –  Jesus Loves You

Phern  –  Disgusting Mermaid

Squarepusher  –  Curve 1

Superchunk  –  Mower

Joe Jackson  –  The Band Wore Blue Shirts

Merle Haggard  –  Shopping for Dresses

the Detroit Cobras  –  Cha Cha Twist

Rat’s Pajamas  –  Don’t Ask

Himiko  –  No More Colours, No More Flags

Paolo Conte  –  Amazing Grace

VVA  –  U Killin’ It

the Fall  –  Hot Cake

Jose James  –  Always There

Gregory Pepper & His Problems  –  I Don’t Care

Public Animal  –  Procession

Living At Night Isn’t Helping My Comeback

Do we look different now? On the February 23, 2016 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we recruited our very own go-to guy for all things Northeastern Ohio, and at long last, we think we can finally say we like Pere Ubu! So there’s that. There was other stuff, too – it was a pretty good show; you should feel deep personal shame if you missed it – but we’re a little lost in the haze at this point and you’ll just have to take our word for it.

the Carpenters  –  Superstar

the Young Fresh Fellows  –  Hank, Karen and Elvis

Napalmpom  –  Her Own Wings

Bradley J. Sime  –  I Wish I Was a Millionaire

Pere Ubu  –  Final Solution

Pere Ubu  –  (Pa) Ubu Dance Party

Homeshake  –  TV Volume

Smokey & the Feelings  –  Build a Hole

the Sea and Cake  –  Aerial

Priests  –  Puff

Kris Kristofferson  –  The Silver Tongued Devil and I

Bash & Pop  –  On the Rocks

Dream Whip  –  Hopeless Humanities

Ryan Adams  –  Anything I Say

Soft Violence  –  Vulnerable

Scott Cook  –  Dogs and Kids

Dan Misha Goldman  –  Winterbloom

Sleep  –  From Beyond

 

The Meanest Hunk O’ Comeback That Anybody Ever Seen

On the February 16, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special, we discussed the rulingness of Amy van Keeken and Jim Croce, gave preference to everyone’s early work, never really reached a conclusion one way or the other about babies on the moon. We looked forward to next week, when our Cleveland expert will try and help us gain some appreciation for Pere Ubu, and we relived traumatic experiences of long car trips with Harry Chapin.

the Wolfnote  –  Everyone Needs a Hammer

Pterodactyl  –  Not Sugar

Lee Pui Ming  –  She

Jim Croce  –  Roller Derby Queen

Allison Crutchfield  –  Secret Lives and Deaths

Whoop-Szo  –  All My Friends

Beth Orton  –  Magpie

Marilyn Lerner/Matt Brubeck/Nick Fraser  –  Sniffin’ Around

Cloud Nothings  –  Up to the Surface

King Jammy meets Dry and Heavy  –  Love Explosion Dub

Black Rice  –  Dressing Up for the Showdown

the Replacements  –  Alex Chilton

Smokey & the Feelings  –  Woman

Diamond Mind  –  The Janks

Bill & Joel Plaskett  –  Dragonfly

S.H.R.I.M.P. Ring  –  Babies On the Moon

Doug Hoyer  –  A Link to the Past

Ty Segall  –  Break Your Guitar

Joe Sullivan Big Band  –  Prelude

 

 

Another Bloated Disco, Another Sniff Of Comeback I’ll Regret

Ooooo! They’re all talking about the February 9, 2017 edition of the 68Comeback Special! They’re talking about how, for once, Craig played Red Red Meat when Tom was here, they’re thankful for the Valentine’s Flipper. They longed to be close to us, they’ve been wondering aloud to their grandmothers if liking Pere Ubu is possible or even desirable, but they’re looking forward to finding out!

Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey  –  I Want to Break Your Heart

Nirvana  –  Do You Love Me?

Pink Mountaintops  –  And I Thank You

Dead Fibres  –  Pleasures of the Flesh

Isaac Hayes  –  (They Long to Be) Close to You

Doug Hoyer  –  Welcome Back

Trio  –  Ya Ya

Red Red Meat  –  Smokey Mountain Dbl Dip

Robin Hunter and Six Foot Bullies  –  Baby I’m Watching Your Every Move

Sonic Youth  –  My Friend Goo

Smokey & the Feelings  –  Tramping

the New Pornographers  –  Letter From An Occupant

Pangina  –  Full Metal Moustache

the James T. Kirks  –  Do the Pulley Shake

Merle Haggard  –  Going Where the Lonely Go

Zebra Pulse  –  Reflection in Your Footprint

Arab Strap  –  The Shy Retirer

Killing Joke  –  Birds of a Feather

Cloud Nothings  –  Up to the Surface

Black Flag  –  In My Head

Flipper  –  Sex Bomb

 

 

 

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